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Definition of Delinquent


  1. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
  2. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.

Delinquent Quotations

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
Philip Wylie

The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
Frank Sinatra

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
Tennessee Williams

In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones.
Louis de Bernieres

The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties, and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the delinquent to divine correction.
Henry James Sumner Maine
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Delinquent Translations

delinquent in Swedish is brottslighet
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